Rounding values in a VLOOKUP function

Hello all.

In the spreadsheet below I am using the values from the table and an inputted value (yellow box) inside the formula =VLOOKUP(B16,F15:G29,2,TRUE) to find the correct emulation batch.

B16 is the value i have entered (yellow box) and is the one I am using to look up.  F15:G29 are the values in the box.  2 shows that I want the value in the 2nd column, and TRUE that it is an approximate match (FALSE would be an exact match).  I have to use the approximate match because i am measuring mean particle size – so chances are very slim of getting one exactly to the same.

It works well except the result I get is always rounded down, as opposed to rounding to the closest value.  Hence, for some values I get the wrong batch suggestion (as with the example values below).  I would’ve thought because it is an approximate match that the closest value is used.  Is there anyway around this? I have tried entering a ROUND in various places but this hasn’t helped, as of yet.

Thanks very much in advance.

Parameter Value Emulation batch:
d(0.5) 96.49 FA1033
Table 1
d(0.5) average Batch
92.351 FA1111
92.4728 FA1114
92.4975 FA1116
92.8868 FA1112
92.8901 FA1113
93.2075 FA1115
93.4474 FA1075
94.6016 FA1067
94.6501 FA1099
94.7286 FA1057
95.4176 FA1053
95.5923 FA1051
95.68 FA1107
96.3676 FA1033
96.5075 FA1022

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